According to Steve May of TechRadar, watching Netflix 4K Ultra HD is pretty much just like being there. In his April 10th review of Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX)’s new streaming 4K Ultra HD, tech reviewer May waxed ecstatic about the visual quality of the newest HD standard.
Although Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX)’s 4K HD Ultra has not officially launched yet, a number of highly popular programs, such as House of Cards, can be accessed if you’ve got a system with an HEVC-capable 2160p display. All you have to do is search for the titles you’re interested in. If you have the technology, Netflix will automatically offer you Ultra HD 4K if it is available for that title.
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Netflix 4K Ultra HD: Major improvement in visual quality
May simply can’t say enough good things about the picture quality of 4K HD. “If you think four times Full HD will manifest itself as a minor quality bump, then you’re in for a huge surprise. House of Cards looks positively epic (appropriate given the cameras it was shot on). The fine detail in every scene is sublime, from the location footage around Capitol Hill to the interiors.”
In fact, May was so enthused about the quality of this new 4K Ultra HD standard that he actually wrote with a straight face that, “…Spacey’s jowls have dermatological clarity.” Frankly, I’m not sure whether to be amazed or frightened. But I will for sure check out Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX)’s new 4K HD Ultra at my first opportunity so I can judge just how good it is for myself.
Full HD now a disappointment
Although it should probably be taken with a grain of salt, according to May, one unfortunate side-effect of watching programming in 4K Ultra HD is that plain old, regular Full HD is now disappointing. “Immediately after watching this visual splendour, I went back to Full HD – and was both shocked and dismayed by the perceived quality collapse. 1080p was suddenly looking fuzzy. There it was, television ruined.”